LLoyd Frederick Reslow - age: 94
(April 07, 1922 to May 13, 2016
Old Orchard Beach, Maine
Friends and relatives may call Thursday May 19th from 6 to 7, PM at the Salvation Army Corp, 2 Sixth St, Old Orchard Beach. A 7 PM funeral Service will immediately follow at the Corp.
A graveside service will be held Saturday at Glenwood Cemetery in East Greenwich, Rhode Island.
Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral Home and Cremation 365 Main St, Saco are in charge of the arrangements.
Lloyd Frederick Reslow of Old Orchard Beach, Maine and formerly of East Greenwich, Rhode Island for many years, died Friday May 13, 2016, after a short illness.
He was born on April 7, 1922 in Pawtucket, RI. His mother Selma (Anderson) was a Salvationist from Sweden who came to the US as a young woman. His father, John Frederick Reslow was born in Michigan but grew up in Sweden. At 19 he returned to the US where he sought out the Swedish American Salvation Army in Providence, RI. There he met his wife and played cornet, leading the band.
Like his parents, Lloyd became a faithful member of the Salvation Army Corps in Providence for many years, serving as Band Master since age 15. Along with his wife May Britt, he brought his musical talents to many people throughout the New England States with Lloyd playing various musical instruments, including the musical glasses, accompanied by May Britt on piano. In addition to providing musical programs in praise of his Lord and Saviour, Lloyd also composed many brass band arrangements, several of which are published by The Salvation Army.
Lloyd was a WWII veteran serving with the US Coast Guard. His working career spanned over 40 years as a design engineer at Brown & Sharpe Manufacturing Company in North Kingstown, RI. He was a member of the Scandinavian Home in Cranston serving for many years on the Board of Directors and later as a “friend” of the home. He was a founding member of the Swedish Heritage Committee of RI, a member and leader for many years of the New England String Band Association, and 1997 Man of the Year with Habitat for Humanity.
Lloyd was more than a musician, engineer, and community volunteer. He was a very kind and quiet person to many who met him. And he was a faithful husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather to his family, all of whom he so enjoyed.
In addition to his wife May Britt, Lloyd is survived by his daughter, Christine M. Reslow Stickland and her husband Allister of Old Orchard Beach, ME, son Leif F. Reslow and his wife Patti of East Greenwich, RI, 6 grandchildren (Scott, Kyle, & Leif Erik Reslow; Jennifer, Justina, & Evelyn Stickland) and 5 great grandchildren.